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Sayulita Surf Mission

Private houses
2+ nights
Nearest major airport
Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)

Feel like a local in Sayulita

"Just get yourself to Sayulita and we'll take care of the rest. We'll surf our brains out, hang with the local surfers, shapers, and friends while becoming fully immersed in the area's culture. And we won't forget to show you the best dishes and drinks out there!"

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

The Sayulita-Punta Mita area is known best for its friendly, super fun waves. This is the perfect place to take your surfing to the next level. If you're just learning, mellow rolling point breaks will help you find your feet and ride the longest waves of your life. And if you're intermediate to advanced, bring a mid-length, fish, or shortboard to dial in your skills on long rippable points and quick punchy beaches.

The summer season has consistent surf as the southern hemisphere swells march up toward Mexico from April through September. October through March is when the Northern hemisphere fires up and sends the swell from the north. No matter the season, we can always find a fun point or peak to have a blast.

The adventure

The goal of the trip is to surf a bunch of different spots all around Sayulita. We'll sample everything this beautiful place has to offer. Sometimes we'll wake up early and hit Sayulita Point before the crowds. Other days we'll book a boat and head over to some more remote waves and few people know about.

One of our favorite things to do is to take umbrellas and hang out at the beach while we try out different surfboards and dial in our equipment. It all depends on how we feel and where the waves are best for our crew. It's all about going with the flow and taking in the laid-back Sayulita surf scene as the locals do.


Sayulita is a magical town. It's an area of small ranchero towns where tortillas are still made by hand and local men fish in their panga boats. The Huichol Indians live nearby in the mountains. As we cruise around, you'll see Soccer matches by the side of the road on Sundays, cockfights, quinceañeras, workers having some beers after a long day of work, and loud Mexican music blasting through speakers. You will see and experience the authentic Mexican culture.


Sayulita and Punta Mita have great restaurants, both high and secret hole-in-the-wall spots. One of our favorites is the local lady that sells barbecue chicken on the side of the road where all local surfers eat after a day on the waves. We'll show you the best of Sayulita.


If we're surfed out or just feel like mixing it up, there's plenty to do in the area. Some of our favorite things are beautiful hikes in the jungle to spectacular views or hopping on a local panga to catch fish and serve up some fresh ceviche.


You will be staying at Casa Santander which is one of the original properties in Sayulita. It was built in 1975 (by Juana Sotelo) overlooking the ocean and a block from town, this property had only one house.

Over the years, the house grew and added on a pool, a second story, another building, and finally two palapas. The house is divided into four units. These units can accommodate more than one traveler at a time. Find your best fit and let us know!

Getting there
Fly into PVR. Take a taxi from there to Sayulita. It is a 45-minute drive.
Fly into PVR. Take a taxi from there to Sayulita. It is a 45-minute drive.

Kalle Carranza Surf Adventures

Leading trips since 2018
Experienced Guide

Hey, I'm Kalle Carranza! My friends and fellow guides grew up here and we know all the surf spots in the area and when to surf them. The experience is not all about the waves, but the people, the restaurants, the hidden beaches, the places you wouldn't probably end up at if you had to figure out this trip on your own. This is your chance to feel like a local. That is why we're here.

I grew up here before there was a thriving surf culture. Sayulita only had two restaurants, a couple of hotels, and no tourist season. All I tried to do when I wasn't at school was surf. We eventually became good at it, got sponsored, traveled the world and it became our life. Fast forward to now and I teach people to surf, guide them, and even talk about surfing during surf events.

Languages: English, Spanish
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

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Transportation and guidance to surf a bunch of different spots al... more
From $200 / night
This two-bedroom with three beds unit is next to pool and common... more
From $400 / night
A two-bedroom with five beds. Accommodates up to 6 guests! It als... more
From $400 / night
One small cabin with a beautiful view and a cozy feel. This unit... more
From $175 / night
Perfect one-bedroom for up to two guests! This unit has a kitchen... more
From $200 / night
Transportation and guidance to surf a bunch of different spots al... more
From $350 / night
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out


What's included?
Accommodation and transportation to the surf breaks.
What's not included?
Flights, airport transfer, board rental, meals, alcoholic beverages, snacks, gratuities to staff, and boat trips. Contact us to add any of these items to your adventure.
Are boat trips recommended?
Boat trips are definitely recommended! We have access to a variety of great uncrowded surf breaks by boat. There's nothing like jumping off a boat to the surf! Boat trips are available for an extra f... read more
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.
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